use of adverbs and prepositions

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Can a preposition (behind, up, down, by) be used as an adverb?
 

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nigel4 said:
Can a preposition (behind, up, down, by) be used as an adverb?

Yes, they all can be used as adverbs.

For examples: #1 The others are a long way behind.
#2 They live up in the mountains.
#3 She jumped down off the chair.
#4 Time goes by so quickly.
 

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nigel4 said:
Can a preposition (behind, up, down, by) be used as an adverb?

It is a small difference, but these words are prepositions when they are used as prepositions and they are adverbs when they are used as adverbs. Words can be classified as more than one part of speech. :wink:
 
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